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The road less travelled yields the most welcome surprises

 

 

 

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Countless roads to discover, landscapes to explore, people to meet

Embrace diversity, discover commonalities, challenge stereotypes

Foster new skills, develop new passions, bond with new friends

Travel far, travel soon, travel safe

Hello!

I’m Giovanni (John to most),

Passionate about travel since my teens, with a particular interest in motorcycle trips,  I’ve have been blessed with the opportunity to visit many countries around world both for leasure and work.  I’ve ridden through most of Europe, some of North Africa on a motorbike and also completed a fifteen month overland trip from the UK to Indonesia.  A few countries have made a big impact on me, some not quite so much. All however, have their own amazing culture, architecture, quirks in hospitality and good food.

You’ll find extracts from my Asian motorcycle trip diary here as well as some shared experience on long distance motorbike travel.  There are itineraries as well that describe routes I’ve enjoyed in Europe and beyond.

But it’s not only about riding a bike.  Backpacking, train trips and weekend getaways are also part of what I enjoy. In fact, anything that involves exploring our planet is worth a blog to me.

I hope some of the info buried in my posts might be of use to those of you who read. If I manage to encourage anyone to get out and do more travelling, perhaps off the beaten track, then that’s a good enough result for me.

Travel History

One’s destination is never a place but always a new way of seeing things. Mark Twain

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Cities

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blog posts

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My Tips for Overland Bike Travel

Thinking of a long of a long motorbike trip? Great! Here’s some pointers to help out. Just some info to keep in mind that has always served me well be it for a quick ride across Europe or further away still. General well being, paperwork, bike maintenance, tools, what to pack…enjoy!

Travel Gallery

“Wherever you go it’s more important to click with those you encounter than to simply click the shutter.” A Eisenstaedt (Photojournalist)